I just wanted to take a few minutes to admire how blessed people are to have a family. Even though at the end of the day everyone’s family is crazy and messed up, they are still something to be very grateful for.
Families can look differently. They do not just have to share the same bloodline, rather they are the people in your life that are always there for you. No matter how foolish, crazy or mean you are they still would take a bullet for you.
This is something that we can not take for granted. Even if you differ in a lot of ways I think it is important to intentionally grow and nourish that relationship. So many times, you hear of people not talking to their family for years!
8 Reasons Why Family is Unique
1. They know you more than almost anyone
2. They love you more than almost anyone
3. They can hold you accountable
4. You can be vulnerable around them
5. They can call you out when you are wrong
6. They can make you smile when you really need it
7. Iron sharpens iron
8. You respect their advice
We do not need a family or people, in general, to fulfill our needs because only God can do that. However, I do think if we do possess such a great support unit in our life we should thank God for them every day. It is so easy to be oblivious to how blessed we are.
It is tempting to look at the other side of the fence and wish for something different. When in reality, we should be so grateful for the little things in life. Most of the time, it is not until after something is gone that we realize how much we loved or needed it.
Therefore, whoever your “family” in life may be, I strongly urge you to let them know how much they mean to you and more importantly let God know how thankful you are for Him and the way He works in your life!
Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope”.